Friday, August 29, 2014

September Sneak Peek #5

We're giving you a first look at the first Doubleshot Layout Kit today. Pink Paislee's designer, Amanda Wall, brings us this clean-lined layout showcasing the Summer Solstice layout kit, and we've got embellishments for you that are perfect for any time of the year!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

September Sneak Peek #4

We've got another brand new scrapbook collection designer to show you today - Jen Hadfield has a fun new line with Pebbles, and it's coming to you in the September Flavors of the Month Kit, and those gold sparkly alpha stickers will also be making an appearance in the September Embellishment Kit.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

September Sneak Peek #3

Here's another brand new line from a brand new designer at American Crafts - Shimelle! You're going to LOVE the embellishments you're getting in the Shimelle Layout Kit!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

September Sneak Peek #2


Today's Septermber sneak peek comes straight from the Crate Paper blog. Can you name this new line that just started shipping?

Monday, August 25, 2014

September Sneak Peek #1

We're kicking off this rainy Monday with our first sneak look at the upcoming September kit. Today's layout comes from We R Memory Keepers designer, Pam Bray, and showcases the beautiful Indian Summer product line, coming to your September Kit! I am in love with the colors and the patterns in this line - so lovely for fallish photos.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Weekend Inspiration

Cut yourself some creative slack this weekend, and just print out one of our August Recipe Cards and duplicate the layout from the instructions we have provided for you. Add your own photos, and you're done! You'll still feel creative, and you can totally watch Netflix while you're doing it!


Elle's Studio Shine Layout Kit: Recipe Card layout by Rochelle Spears 

October Afternoon Public Library Layout Kit: Recipe Card layout by Tammy Harp 

Echo Park Paper Capture Life Layout Kit: Recipe Card layout by Brenda Ragsdale

Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine Layout Kit: Recipe Card layout by Brenda Carpenter

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Daily Inspiration: Layout of the Day!

Today's inspiration is brought to you by designer, Rochelle Spears. She used the Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine layout kit from the August Flavors of the Month Kit and her Silhouette machine to create a quick-and-easy layout that looks like it took a lot of steps. Scrapbooking is such a breeze when you can start with great patterned papers and the process is made even easier when you've great ideas to scraplift! We still have a few August FOTM Kits still available, so if you haven't ordered yours yet, there's still time!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Project Life Inspiration: Layout of the Day!

Project Life inspiration today from Aphra Bolyer. She used the Elle's Studio Shine cards and embellishments from our August Project Life Kit. Don't you just love all the yellows!

Friday, August 15, 2014

A new printable to kickstart your weekend...

We've got another installment from the Simple Stories' Project Idea Sheet series to kickstart your creative play this weekend and to give you some additional ideas for using up the Good Day Sunshine layout kit in your August Flavors of the Month Kit. Simple Stories' Idea Sheets feature both a 12x12 traditional layout and a 2-page pocket layout, and the Idea Sheets give you full-color photos, along with cutting and assembly instructions - just like you get from us in our monthly TSR Recipe Cards. So, take a peek at the included layout ideas and then download the printable below!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Off-Topic with Tammy!

Well, it's done... my oldest son is officially married! The ceremony, the reception... it all came off beautifully, and in an instant, my son and his sweet bride began their together-life. Our families packed it all up and cleaned it all up and kicked back with pizza and ice cream and a huge sigh of relief and happy hearts. We're waiting on all of the official photos from the photographer, but here are a few snapshots that have been posted on Facebook from our "big day." Thanks for your prayers and happy wishes!

(Zoey and Jake... this photo is a sneak peek from the photographer. Can't wait to see the rest...)

My five boys. Jesse, Joe, Jake, Josh and Jeremiah (l to r)

The ceremony. My husband officiated, and I am sitting in the front row on the right. A friend put my hair up in a "gibson tuck," and I had a narrow sparkley headband. Since I generally live in sweatpants, a T-shirt and a ponytail, I felt like a queen that day. :)

The kiss.

The cake table. I'm posting this photo here because I wanted you to see how Zoey decorated her cupcakes. She punched out hearts from scrapbook paper and sandwiched a toothpick between two hearts. She then placed a heart pick in the middle of each. It was so cute! She was able to use inexpensive (but DELICIOUS) cupcakes from Sam's Club and make the whole display super-cute. I love this girl!!!

And they're off...!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Daily Inspiration: Layout of the Day!

Layout of the day by Rochelle Spears, featuring the October Afternoon Public Library layout kit in the August Flavors of the Month Kit and the Puble Library Shape Stickers from the August Embellishment Kit.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Project Life Inspiration: Layout of the Day!

Project Life Inspiration by Aphra Bolyer, featuring the Echo Park Paper Capture items from our August Project Life Kit. (Ooh, don't you just LOVE that supply cart Aphra has - that cute one from IKEA? I totally think I NEED that!)

Monday, August 11, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

August Sketch Challenge

How about a little sketch challenge to take you into the weekend? Of course, we're dishing up our August Sketch, created by Becky Fleck from I love the simplicity of this sketch, and I love what our designers did with it. So, grab one of your layout kits and three small photos and make a page this weekend!

August Sketch from

by Brenda Ragsdale, using the October Afternoon Public Library Kit from the August FOTM Kit

by Rochelle Spears, using the Echo Park Paper Capture Lift Kit from the August FOTM Kit

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Off-Topic with Tammy: WEDDING WEEKEND!

Good Morning! I'm squeezing in a quick post this morning before, what I am affectionately calling "Wedding Weekend" officially begins. My oldest son is getting married this weekend. I know, it's unbelievable because I am far too young to have a kiddo getting married (wink..wink..), but it is totally happening in two short days. :)

We've been busy getting ready at the Harp house for several weeks now - cooking and cleaning and planning and gathering party supplies - and today we start the "official" decorating at the church for the rehearsal dinner, the wedding ceremony and the reception. It's going to be a busy and exciting weekend!

I am so happy that my son has found the love of his life, and I am grateful beyond words that Zoey has been loving Jesus long before she ever grew to love my Jake. She is the one that I have been praying for since Jake was born, and I am so excited to welcome her into our family!

I will be sure to post some wedding photos later this month, along with some photos of my Pinterest-inspired Sundae Bar, which will be part of the rehearsal dinner... And, I even made a pocket-style scrapbook, complete with engagement photos, along with 3x4 and 4x6 journaling cards for their guests to fill with words of advice and messages of love on their big day. I can't wait to share it with you later this month! Please keep our family in your prayers this weekend as we celebrate with Jake and Zoey!

Aren't they just the cutest...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

How about a couple of Good Day Sunshine freebies?

Simple Stories is giving away a couple of great freebies that coordinate with their Good Day Sunshine product line, which is being featured in our August Flavors of the Month Kit this month. How cool is that! This is such a great summer line, and these extra free printable files and cut files will help make the kits go even further - and the cut file can be used over and over again.

I am linking you up to the direct links on the Simple Stories website so that you can download the goodies. Thanks so much to Simple Stories for creating some extra Good Day Sunshine goodies for us to enjoy!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Project Life: August Sketches

Hi friends! I had so much fun creating new title card designs last month that I decided to challenge myself to a repeat performance for August. After all, school is about to start and I won't have nearly as much free time, so I thought I would create a couple of more sketches to make scrapping fast and easy during the school year. That's what I'd like to share with you today: two more Project Life sketches.

August Sketch #1

For this sketch, I was inspired by the banner die cuts and the library card journal card from the October Afternoon Public Library collection.  Adding a 3x4 to my 4x6 title card with a few other embellishments is a quick and easy solution when you don't have any 4x6 cards.

August Sketch #2

For this card, I really wanted to showcase the wooden circle embellishments by Elle's Studio. I backed them with some scrap pieces to really help them stand out. For the gray card, I cut out one of the polaroid shapes from one of the papers in the kit and turned it sideways.  We often have polaroid style die cuts in our kits, so this sketch can be reused for a variety of pages.

I hope that your Project Life sketch collection is growing and making it easier for you to "Get More Pages Done!" Thanks for stopping by and see you next month.

Monday, August 4, 2014

August Kit Parade Continues!

We're wrapping up our August Kit Parade today with a closer look at our August add-on kits and our additional August stand-alone kits. In addition to our Flavors of the Month Kit, we are currently offering (2) additional stand-alone kits - our Doubleshot Kit (two additional layout kits with completely different product lines than the ones featured in our FOTM Kit) and our Project Life Kit for the pocket-style scrapbookers among us. What will you choose?

Additionally, each month we also feature (4) Add-On Kits, single component kits created to complement the monthly Flavors of the Month Kit - so you can choose more of the products you use the most in your personal scrapbooking processes.

(Click on any of the above links to view the complete list of kit contents for all of the above-listed kits.)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Something extra from our Store?

Looking for a "little bit more" of some of the great embellishments that are included in your August Kits? Check out our ScrapRoom Store for extra full packages of embellishments that are available to add to your monthly shipment. Members can e-mail us at before the 4th to add any of our store items to your August shipment with NO additional shipping costs. Quantities are limited, so e-mail early for the best selection!

Here's a peek of some of our newest coordinating embellishment items:

Fancy Pants Me-ology Decorative Tags

Fancy Pants Burlap & Bouquets Buttons

Fancy Pants Burlap & Bouquets Flair

Elle's Studio Shine Lil' Snippets Labels

Elle's Studio Summer Wood Veneers

Freckled Fawn FUN Paper Clips

American Crafts DIY Shop Chalkboard Banner

Becky Higgins Project Life 4x6 Photo Overlays

Jillibean Soup 12x12 White "You Are" Placemat (Die-cut)

Friday, August 1, 2014

August Kits are LIVE! Can you pick a favorite?

Our August Kits are LIVE at The ScrapRoom! We have a fun "summery" line-up for you this month, and I'm super-excited to tear into this packet of scrappin' goodies! I can't choose a favorite layout kit this month because I love, love, love the theme of the October Afternoon Public Library line, and I love, love, love the colors and style of the Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine line. Do you have a favorite layout kit this month? Let me know in the comments section!

October Afternoon Public Library (top left)
Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine (top right)
Echo Park Paper Capture Life (bottom left)
Elle's Studio Shine (bottom right)

(See the full list of kit contents on our website. Our kits always pack a lot of bang for your buck!)